This year there will be six positions for you to cast your ballots. Elections will be conducted by direct mail or online at njea.org between April 1 and April 14. This issue contains candidate information and job descriptions for each office so that you may better familiarize yourselves with the positions and the candidates vying for each. All candidates are listed alphabetically.
As for NJEA officer positions, the SCEA has endorsed Marie Blistan for President and Steve Beatty for Secretary-Treasurer.
County Officers (elect 1 each for 2 year term)
Steve Beatty, Bridgewater-Raritan
Andrew Coslit, Somerset County Vocational Technical School
SCEA 2nd Vice President
Theresa Fuller, North Plainfield Henry Goodhue, Hillsborough
SCEA Recording Secretary
Kristina Fallon Tomaino, South Bound Brook Frances Blabolil, Warren
The Delegate Assembly determines the policies of the Association, approves the Association budget, acts upon reports from the NJEA officers, the Executive Committee, and all standing committees, and elects New Jersey representatives to the NEA Board of Directors. DA members are elected by members of their counties and units of representation.
Delegate Assembly (elect 2 for 2 year term)
Andrew Coslit Dan Epstein Kristina Fallon Tomaino Theresa Fuller
NEA Representative Assembly
Responsibilities: The RA is convened every July during the Annual Meeting. At this meeting, representatives to highest deliberative body debate issues that impact American public education, elect top officers, and set policy for the Association.
NEA RA Representatives (elect 6 for 1 year term)
Andrew Coslit Gwendoline Duralek Kim Edwards Dan Epstein
Kristina Fallon Tomaino Theresa Fuller Deborah Green Virginia Hawkins Mary MacRae Gayle Nelson John Snodgrass David Yastremski
NEA RA Ethnic Minority Representative (elect 1 for 1 year term)
Kim Edwards Deborah Green Virginia Hawkins Gayle Nelson